Saturday was spent doing lots and lots of yard work. And it was like 90 degrees. I got a little burnt and yes, reportmetosocialservices, Emily's shoulders got a little pink, too. I was amazed at how much guilt I felt over that. But then Jer reminded me that I was not slathered in sunscreen until I put it on myself in high school and we still consider my Mom a "good" mom. So then I didn't feel *as* bad. The yard looks a lot better now and it felt so good to get things done.
We started The Holiday
on Saturday night and said that we would call it a night at midnight regardless of whether or not the movie was over. Because face it, we have a small kid and midnight is the new 4am. Seriously. The movie was SO. SLOW. And cheesy. And I thought to myself, 'when did all movies get to be so horrible?' I'm sure when I was in high school, I would have loved it, but now I'm older and wiser...
Sunday was spent cleaning and grocery shopping. We got new neighbors across the street that are becoming fast friends. They are similar in age and they have to VERY cute boys - Em's age and a little younger. We decided to have them over for dinner. Cooking for 7 people is a lot of work. But I actually didn't mind it! nillyroo
helped me get past my phobia of cooking for other people, and I have to say that the spaghetti turned out pretty damn good. The adults talked while the kids ran wild. It was fun, and we let the kids stay up later than usual. Which of course in hindsight isn't always a good idea because the preschool just called and Emily's asleep in her classroom.
We decided to finish The Holiday
before calling it a night. Boy am I glad that those two hours of my life are over.
Time is winding down for our London vacation, and I still haven't planned a darn thing. I guess that's what the plane ride is for. Most pressing is next weekend's beach trip with nillyroo
's family! WOOT!
And maybe - just maybe - we'll get to watch that second movie we rented...
Friday night started with a trip to the local pizza place. Dinner with a 2.5-year-old is very fast because she does not sit still for one second! But the pizza was good (or at least I thought so - Jer wasn't convinced). Then we headed to Blockbuster to actually rent a movie or two. I don't know why because it's not like we actually sit down and watch them. But we had the best intentions.